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Aperception #27 Print

William Rafael Marquina Buitrago


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OFF SALE! OFF SALE! OFF SALE! Título: Aperception #27 Autor: William Rafael Marquina B. Técnica: Acrílico sobre lienzo Serie: Apercepciones de Dikaiosyne Dimensiones: 35.43 x 35.43 pulgadas Año: 2019 All human beings have APERCEPTIONS. Our lives flow in an infinite fold and unfold of subconscious images of past experiences. The nature of this research focuses on the deconstruction of visual perception in painting through the appropriation of the Rorschach Test in the field of psychology, also in relation to Husserl's perception and postulates of perception in the field philosophically, and finally, by making these disciplines applicable in the field of visual arts, they make my work corpus an interesting multidisciplinary study. For more than 20 years I have been experimenting with visual proposals, integrating different materials, concepts and theories related to the possibility of deconstructing the image and how to explore perception and its interpretation from the observer. I have been studying the topics of psychology and philosophy related to the field in which visual perception occurs and how this phenomenon is linked or suggested as emotional projections of the human being from his past experiences. In my appropriation of this clinical discipline of the Rorschach test with painting, I set out to visually explore these sensations that occur, an artistic level where I propose deep perceptions that unleash the observer. This value contributed to my artistic practice has been the driving force to migrate from my country of origin (Venezuela), due to the political reality that occurs there, the main reason why my research has faced multiple difficulties for not having an adequate space time, as well as the resources to continue my projects. Since April 2019 I have been in the city of Quito - Ecuador, during which time I have done a series of 14 of these works and in the process of carrying out others, being able to access some resources for my proposals such as Acrylic paint and canvases . The basis of my creative practice is flexography through the use of acrylic paints on canvases, without the use of tools such as brushes or spatulas, but I reduce the pictorial action to an intuitive and autonomous state by the fluidity of the acrylic medium, instead of A pictorial reasoning. In my process I use a flat surface (floor or table) on which I spread the fabric without tensing it, then pour the drip paint without shape designs; then I proceed to fold different planes by folds until one surface overlaps the other; then I execute or press these folds with my hands or with my body, The visual result of these productions works in a particularly analogous way to the apperceptions that the observer projects with the images of the Rorschach test. In the test, an "apperceptive distortion" is perceived, the result of subconscious projections of past experiences of the subject. In my work, the same type of apperception generally occurs, although in a more creative way, it can trigger new and deeper visual sensations in each particular observer.

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Print:Giclee on Canvas

Size:16 W x 16 H x 1.25 D in

Size with Frame:17.75 W x 17.75 H x 1.25 D in

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William Marquina was born in Mérida, Venezuela. Attracted by the works of great masters such as Picasso and Leonardo, at the age of 11 he participated in an outdoor Sunday painting workshop. After graduating in visual arts from the Universidad de Los Andes, he studied a master's degree in philosophy, followed by an unfinished doctorate, and was a short-term visual arts professor at the same university. From now on, William will pursue his passion for art by experimenting with different themes, techniques, styles and media. Disappointed by the unstable situation in his country, he emigrated to the city of Quito in 2019 where he currently lives and produces his works in the Oskan-huera painting studio, cloistered during the pandemic of 2020 and 2021, he will insist on his series Perceptions William's production has been experimentally versatile and challenges us with series characterized by the desire to search, study and complement the archaic and contemporary. His series are notable: Brillo, Picasso Copy, Matisse Copy, Da Vinci Copy and Aperceptions. In the latter, he highlights us in painting, the subjective complexity in the world of perceptions. In 2023 he exhibited his individual retrospective "Imbrications in painting" in the city of Quito; the International Painting exhibition at Casal Català Quito, 2021 and "Exhibition of Ecuadorian Painting" at the Mayor's Office of Quito, 2019. Other important individuals were: "Cartographies of the Terrestrial and Transterranean", Merida 2012; "Care. Path and Limit", 2007 and "Essences", 2007. Awarded the First Prize of Arts for University Students, in 2001.

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